Slovakian Success & Veterinary Proteomics - 2017

CEEPC Country Focus: Slovakia & 11th CEEPC Success


 Photos & Abstract Book with permission - ISBN: 978-80-972017-5-3




                Wonderful Tatras


Kosice, Slovakia  - achievements & memories  



              Logo - with permission


When Slovakia was asked if they wanted to host the 11th CEEPC, there was no hesitation.  To this end the Organising committee under the auspices of Dr. Mangesh Bhide put together a fascinating conference program and sent out invitations welcoming participants from all over the world to Kosice.  The Conference was a  phenomenal success and the participants were treated to an excellent program of Proteomics and local hospitality.


 Organizing Commitee

Mangesh Bhide, Evelina Kanova, Zuzana Tomeckova, Ivana Sirochmanova, Katerina Bhide, Lenka Potocnakova, Patricia Mertinkova, Irene Jimenez Munguia


The CEEP Conference was opened with speeches from the Assistant Mayor of Kosice, and Rector of the University in presence of dignitaries, the scientific committee and an international audience. 


Dignitaries of CEEPC, Kosice, and Veterinary Medicine



                                   Professor Jana Mojzisova  - Rector, Veterinary Medicine



 Dr. Mangesh Bhide  - Associate Prof. and Head  


This was followed by an opening lecture from one of the Founder member of the CEEPC  - Dr. Suresh Jivan Gadher, who highlighted the present day challenges of proteomics and the progress that CEEPC had made over more than a decade of these series of conferences.  The theme was interconnectivity without borders or boundaries for the benefit of the younger generation as well as advancement of Systems Biology towards better patient stratification, precision medicine and global threats such as Zika and Ebola.  The societal challenges of  today including neurological diseases, ageing population needs and need for personalised medicine were also emphasised. 


A welcome message slide to participants from Dr. Hana Kovarova (Czech Academy of Sciences, Libechov) who laid the foundation to the birth of the 1st CEEPC in 2007 and current stalwart visionary founder kicked off the 11th CEEP Conference in style.


Dr. Hana Kovarova


Very warm welcome to all participants  - Grasp the moment and let your ideas fly !

                                                                                                    Hana Kovarova - Co-Founder







                 Poster prize winner - I. Jimenez-Munguia - University of Cordoba, Spain

                 Prize presenter - Laszlo Drahos, CEEPC Board - Hungary



Exciting program ! ....exploring diverse Proteomics & excellent scientific, clinical & research ideas 

                         - see for yourself.



                                                Click below to view Conference Abstract book







Slovakian hospitality

Food, more food & wine tasting in medieval cellar



And if that was not enough .............Kosice Maraton Medzinarodny Mieru!


Congratulations to participants of 11th CEEPC & Kosice Maraton Medzinarodny Mieru!




               (Logo with permission)

Kosice Medzinarodny Maraton Mieru  - (translation - Kosice International Peace Marathon)  



The Košice Peace Marathon is the oldest marathon in Europe and the second-oldest in the world – first being the Boston Marathon in the USA. The first race was held in 1924.  Since then, the marathon takes place each year on the first Sunday in October. This year, the Central and Eastern European Proteomic Conference (CEEPC) successfully merged into the race weekend to enjoy a historical coming together with the elites of the World and to fully participate in this prestigious occasion. 




Interestingly, both the CEEPC ethos and objectives and those of the Košice Peace Marathon are one and the same, which are to excel in individual endeavors (Proteomics and Sports) whilst keeping at the forefront of our minds the everyday aspects of humanity, peace, and betterment of social and human health and life.  Below are snippets - we hope you enjoy these.  


Emphasizing a need for World peace  - releasing ‘peace doves’ 


Assef Fikre, Ruben Kiprop Kerio & Richard Kiprotic Sigei - (times below)


World Marathon times Kosice 2017:

ROBI Fikre Assef-  Etiópia - 02:08:34 (left) (2nd this year)

KERIO Reuben Kiprop  - Kenya - 02:08:11 (middle)  (winner this year)

SIGEI Richard Kiprotic – Kenya - 02:09:04  (right) (3rd this year)



Excelling (in Proteomics at the 11th CEEPC &) in the Kosice Maraton Mieru


Winner 2017 Kosice - Incredible Marathon time

Gold & record best 2017 - Reuben Kiprop Kerio  - Kenya - 02:08:11



Elite marathon champions sharing their views and challenges with us

Q & A  with audience  - Elite Sports Achievement  - How?    


Maja Vajda, Suresh J. Gadher, David Kemboi Kiyeng, Cheila Jerotich & Sheila Chepkech 


Suresh Gadher & Winner David Kemboi from the same home town of Eldoret, Kenya 


Marathon times - Kosice for above elites:

KIYENG David Kemboi  - Kenya - 02:12:07 (2016 male winner in Kosice)

JEROTICH Cheila - Kenya - 02:27:32 (2017 female winner)

CHEPKECH Sheila – Kenya - 02:29:11 (2017 female runner-up 2nd )


Grasping the moment !

Participating &  reward  - one of many CEEP's  own Behamod!



Participants of the 11th CEEPC &

                                     Medzinarodny Maraton Mieru 2017

                                                                  ..........  our winners !




                                             CEEPC &  MEDZINARODNY MARATON MIERU - 2017                        



                           Cutting - edge Proteomics, Sports Medicine, & Marathon running 



            Veterinary Medicine intertwining with CEEPC Proteomics, Genomics, & Metabolomics 



Profs. Jana Mojzisova & Pistl       Dr. Suresh Gadher & the Mayor      Profs. Juraj Pistl & Tkacikova


                                                   Solidarity   - 11th CEEPC, Kosice, Slovakia, 2017







Veterinary Proteomics - a rapidly advancing field in Veterinary & Clinical Medicine



Slovakia serenity  




                                                        Vines & wines 









Ardo the famous horse at Vet Med School, Kosice (similar one also in Czech Rep)



University Kosice



Costume & Culture



Music & Melody



                          ..... & Slovakia success, Kosice 2017